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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 7. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6422.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 7. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6422

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Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation
Alternative Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation: an address delivered before the extraordinary session of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet union held in Moscow, June 21 - 27, 1931
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939
Contributor (Local)
  • Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR
Publisher Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R.
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Moscow, Russia
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Natural resources
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location HC335.G82 1932
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304510~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript area of the whole earth. We possess vast tracts of black soil. Much of the gold used to bribe "internal" and "external" scoundrels of every kind to organise sabotage and engage in other treasonal activities and espionage work was obtained from our mines, by the sweat and blood of our workers, from the mines of the Urals and the gold- fields of Siberia. Ninety-five per cent of the world's stock of platinum was furnished by us. Our reserves of iron ore surpass those of the whole bourgeois world put together, and as regards our potential wealth in petroleum, we are ranked the first in the world even by our enemies. These instances might be multiplied, but the above will suffice to convince us that "our land is indeed great and abundant." Nevertheless, I make bold to declare, reiterating the statement made by Emmons, a leading American geologist: "We are poor in knowledge of our own wealth." We do not know our own wealth, not because it does not exist, but we did not study it or, in pre-revolutionary days, did not study it much, while in our own Soviet days we have just begun to study our natural resources. Moreover, our progress in this respect is not quite satisfactory and it is time we sounded the alarm to wake up to the importance of this matter. To begin with, we have been so little concerned with this question that as yet we have not even established a definite terminology in this field. We call our natural wealth and our natural resources forces of production. A Commission for the Study of the Natural Forces of Production was functioning at the Academy of Sciences since 1915; its place has now been taken by the Council for the Study of the Productive Forces of the Country. On analysing the work of these institutions it will be found that the term "natural forces of production" was used to signify something corresponding to the general